Dr Bridget Robinson
Mackenzie Chair of Cancer Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and Oncology Service, Christchurch Hospital.
Bridget graduated in Medicine from the University of Otago, then undertook postgraduate training and MD research at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute for Cancer Research in London, before returning to a position as medical Oncologist at Christchurch Hospital. Since 1998 she held a joint appointment at the University of Otago and the CDHB, and in 2010 was appointed to the Mackenzie Chair in Cancer Medicine.
She initiated and directs the Cancer Society Tissue Bank to support research, and is clinical director of the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group. Her research interests include breast cancer, tumour stroma, effects of obesity, coagulation in cancer, familial cancer, and translational research, as well as clinical trials in cancer patients. She is a core group leader of the Breast Cancer Register in Christchurch. Her clinical practice includes breast and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as sarcoma. She chairs the Canterbury Comprehensive Cancer Centre which links clinicians, scientists, patients, NGOs and the community.